René & Bob — of Late for Dinner fame — will host an acoustic jam/song circle on August 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on stage at the Spencer Creek Growers Market. A mellow place to learn and share music, contribute to the sweet ambiance of our outdoor country market and enjoy each other’s music and company. All levels and styles of players and singers are welcome!
Join us in the morning on July 29th when the Spencer Creek Growers Market welcomes Rainwalkers, offering an original mix of funk, rock, reggae and blues. In the afternoon we’ll have Buffalo Gals, playing ballads, cowboy classics and lively dances from the roots of American music. Including Café la Grange, Genie’s incomparably eclectic outdoor eatery, we’ll have 15 vendors offering pasture-raised meats, sourdough bread, local honey, flower bouquets, vegan cookies, cakes, pastries & savories, local stone-milled flour, dried peas & beans, duck and chicken eggs, organic veggie starts and produce of all kinds. There will also be crafters selling paintings, greeting cards, painted terra cotta pots, ceramics, Waldorf-inspired handmade toys, dolls and other treasures. We’ll also have Michael Kemp on hand, offering his knife and tool sharpening services and New World Farmstead will have two 15-week-old mini-Nubian doelings for sale.
Join us on July 22nd when we’ll have three marvelous local bands performing. Banjo Youngblood of Humble George perform at 10:30, Alex Forester of Sounjaneer at 11:45 and Friends Three at 1 p.m. Genie will be running the Café outdoors and providing us with yet another inventive locavore lunch spread to choose from. Thanks go out to our many wonderful neighbors who made this year’s Locavore Hamburger Luncheon the largest in the five years we’ve been holding it!
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, July 15th, when we’ll be presenting our Fifth Annual Locavore Hamburger Luncheon, featuring local (from right across the street!) grass fed beef, baked beans, roasted potatoes, green salad and blueberry pie, all for just $10. Our outdoor eatery, Café La Grange will open at 10 a.m. with fresh-roasted coffee from Cafe Mam and delicious bakery items from Jen at Cookie Conscience. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m., coinciding with live performances by two splendid local bands.
During the lunch hour this Saturday, July 8th, we’ll have Gordon Kaswell on stage, who performs locally and has been teaching folk, blues, rock, swing and jazz on both acoustic and electric guitar at the Shedd for the past 10 years. Gordon will be followed by Archie Slim, a self-taught guitarist, who’ll be playing from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Be sure and include the Spencer Creek Growers’ Market on your must-do list for this Saturday, July 1st. We’ll begin with a performance by the Willamette Brass Quintet at 10:30, followed by local jazz/folk/blues/rock guitarist Rick Leighton at 11:45. In the afternoon we’ll feature Sean Gill, an accomplished guitarist who’ll be performing unique and inspired instrumental pieces from 1 to 2 p.m. And yes, in a pen behind the stage, the seven dwarf goat kids will performing all day long !!
Join us on June 24th when we’ll have performances by Dan McNalley in the morning, followed by singer/songwriter Delina Rose during the noon hour, followed by the dynamic father-daughter duo, Danny & Josephine, between 1 and 2 in the afternoon. Grab a plate of food at our outdoor cafe, pull up a chair and plan on making a day of it! We’ll also have several Nigerian Dwarf goat kids in the goat pen behind the stage that we’re sure you’ll enjoy meeting…
Because of the likelihood of rain today, the market will be set up in the downstairs dining area where we’ve carved out room for our market vendors. Today’s lunch includes organic New England style Kenearly Yellow Eye baked beans, mixed salad greens straight from our own garden and sourdough bread rolls, biscuits or both. There will also be a selection of delicious homemade condiments. During the Noon Hour we’ll have the Fresh Ham Jazz Trio performing tunes from a variety of eras. A free presentation by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Northwest Land Conservation Trust will be taking place in the upstairs hall.
Our 2017 Season marks the appearance of two new Growers’ Markets, putting farm fresh produce within reach of more residents in the Pine Grove, Gimpl Hill and Bailey Hill neighborhoods just west of Eugene.
Join us on October 8th for our end of season celebration at the Spencer Creek Growers Market. This year’s Harvest Fair will feature 5 great local bands playing a variety of music while folks enjoy perusing the products of a plethora of produce and craft vendors.